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Old 10-08-2019, 01:04 PM
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Default Got My Instrument Airplane Today in My 10-Good Story

Folks:

I've had Commercial Instrument Helicopter rating for decades (courtesy of the U S Army), but to be legal for IFR in my 10, I had to get the Instrument Airplane add on.

When I called the Examiner, he initially said that he "doesn't do homebuilts". I was bummed out. He asked, "Is it a tail dragger"?. No, I said. I described a tricycle gear, 4 place, very nice machine. I also explained that is was an all Garmin glass cockpit, with the Garmin GTN 650 as the IFR navigator. He asked me to send a picture. I sent him a picture of the outside of the plane, and one with the panel all lit up. He immediately responded back, "OK I'll do it" :-).

Today when I was there for the ride, he actually brought a friend (an RV-8 owner) over to show him the plane, which made me proud, to show it off:-).

Anyway, the ride went well. I hand flew the 2 precision approaches (ILS and LPV), and the autopilot flew the VOR. I'm glad it's done. Now there's less pressure on staying legal VFR for my trips now:-). I really love this 10.





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Old 10-08-2019, 01:27 PM
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Congratulations! There will be a Kitplanes article soon about that very endeavor.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:32 PM
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Great story, congratulations.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:34 PM
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Congratulations! What a sweet looking plane too!
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:09 PM
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Larry!!!!

Way to go man!!!!! Outstanding!!!!

And thank you for your service.

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Old 10-08-2019, 04:23 PM
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Congratulations and great looking -10!
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:46 PM
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Echo chamber in here- but...

Great story and that is a GREAT looking bird!

Congrats.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:27 PM
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Great story Larry. You are to be congratulated. Nice work on the airplane too, it looks really nice.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:12 AM
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Congrats Larry! Now you can really put that thing to use! Come on down to IPJ sometime, you can stay at our place.

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Old 10-09-2019, 01:43 PM
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Beautiful plane Larry, great to meet you at OSH.
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